Curriculum

Unit Outlines Standards

ELA Grade 9: Version: CPS05-06

Printable Page


Unit Name: 01 - Fiction: Short Stories

Essential Question

How does a short story shape my opinion on society? Why should I read fiction? How do writers use literary elements to create a short story? How does literature relate to the decisions I make in my life? How does our reading inform and shape our understanding of the world in which we live? How can talking about our ideas clarify our thinking? How can reading make us better writers?

Topic 1

Structure

  • Understand the structure of a literary work
  • Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA9RL1 Comprehension/Fiction
    ELA9RL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 2

    Literary Elements

  • Understand the meaning of a literary work
  • Locates and analyzes fiction elements
  • Identifies and analyzes patterns of imagery or symbolism
  • Relates elements in fiction to theme
  • Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    ELA9LSV1 Verbal Interaction
    ELA9RL2 Theme
    ELA9RL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 3

    Context

  • Deepen understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or history
  • Author background
  • Time period/influence
  • Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    ELA9LSV1 Verbal Interaction
    ELA9RL3 Contemporary Context or Historical Background
    ELA9RL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 4

    Writing

  • Variety of writing genres to demonstrate comprehensive grasp of significant ideas in literary works
  • Essays, narratives, poems or technical documents
  • Understand themes
  • Support ideas with references or allusions to text
  • Topic 4 Standards and Elements


    ELA9RL4 Writing a Variety of Genres

    Unit Vocabulary

    • plot
    • exposition
    • rising action
    • climax
    • falling action
    • resolution, denouement
    • setting
    • protagonist
    • antagonist
    • genre
    • fiction
    • short story
    • round character
    • flat character
    • dynamic character
    • static character
    • indirect characterization
    • mood/tone
    • situational irony
    • verbal irony
    • dramatic irony
    • foreshadowing
    • point of view (first, limited, omniscient)
    • symbolism
    • imagery
    • direct characterization
    • stereotype
    • theme
    • topic sentence
    • supporting detail
    • thesis statement

    Select Authors

    Hold the Ctrl key to select
    more than one name

    Close | Save

    Assessment Description/Performance Task

    Description Coming Soon

    Close | Save

    Edit Enduring Understandings

    Description Coming Soon

    Close | Save

    Edit Unit Resources and Information

    Unit Resources include general, global resources that might include bookmarks, books, periodicals, media and software. URLs need to be provided for each resource to identify a source from which it can be obtained. Resources might include those purchased as part of an adoption. More specific resources will be referenced within the teaching procedures.

    Close | Save

    Edit Unit Vocabulary

    Enter critical vocabulary generally related to the Unit, but not part of a Topic. Each keyword must be either entered as a list (unordered list or ordered list button) or separated by a semicolon (;).

    Close | Save